In Loving Memory of J. Ross Moran

May 8, 1976 - March 13, 1997

Fall 1997

Ross Moran was born a sage in a boy's body
With a simple and pure message of love for everyone
That was unmistakable
To anyone who really listened.

He grew from a wonderful child,
To a cherished brother,
To a kindred spirit,
To a true mentor.

He still resides in our hearts,
Our thoughts,
And our actions,
In this ever-present moment.

by John Bartelt in memory of Ross Moran

In March, 1997, we lost our good friend Ross. Ross was a gifted writer. He put together humorous and inspirational newsletters at CFRI's Retreat and was known for his poetry, wit and artistry. Life was his medium. He wrote the poem Moonpaths Flow late one night from his hospital bed as he watched the moon arc across the sky outside his window.

MOONPATHS FLOW
by J. Ross Moran

Eternal moon
arcs
once again
across the night
sky
in a profoundly
complex
movement
that appears
infinitely
simple.

Fleeting philosopher
watches
moonpaths flow
as poetry through
pen
in a profoundly
simple
movement
that appears
infinitely
complex

 

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